you know what, after re-reading I owe an apology to all.
Yeh, there actually wasn't a question .... well yes there was in the Topic heading. But, that was my lack of communications.
I just stumbled opon that section in another forum. and the reply was not in that thread, so yeh thanks grunt for your reasearch and posting.
I have owend Axiom M80's v1 though and a VP150 and QS8's. I was for the most part happy with them. I am just trying to figure out "if " this time there maybe a speaker that maybe worth that extra $500. BUt, M80's from $1400 to $2500 shipped is a price point I like. Axiom are my reference speaker. I am undecided wheather to go with a F/O or HG Cherry or the VaSSallo. I like Paradigm's Studio 60/100's but further pricing has placed that at $7500 for the 7 speaker setup. Not, what I am looking to spend. I don't have a wife or significant other, but I can only imagine what would be said or done if I did. I think $5000 is my price point plus andother $200 - $3000 for sub(s) and between Energy RF70 and Axiom is about it. Not liking Monitor Audio too much, maybe it's because my brother almighty had them and sold them and bought these entry level pieces of crap for $1200 and told people they sounded as good as my Axioms at qurater of the cost. Told him to goto the Dr and get that clump of shit affecting his hearing remove then goto a hearing specialist case something must be effecting his hearing. So, no I will not no matter how good they are own something he had or has.
Anyways, I have not heard a M80 v2 the thing I really want to get away from is that the M80 and VP150 was a big difference in timbere match. Or maybe I am not hearing it right. What I hear is if I had 3 M80's acroos the front and do the pink noise test the all sound the same, same volumn, same tone. But, and as expected there is a difference , but maybe it is not that important as I am putting it out to be.
I really loved the Axiom 80's however, I wish I could order them as a say &.5" woofer just for a tad more bottom end in the music video's and or when I listen to music. I bypass my sub then. also maybe one tweeter not two I find it just a tad too harsh/Bright. No I have heard the 60's and no don't want them. can and is it possible without hurting the drivers to just unhook one tweeter, just to see the difference. or at that has anyone tried that ?
I know Axiom has over 30 years of research and involved with the NCR etc, but this is how they hear things and we all like sound a little rdifferent maybe one tweeter would take away from the top end and maybe then the bottom end will come out a little more. Does this make sence. I want a M80 with just a little more bottom, heavier bottom and a little less on the highs. I know that with a bigger woofer that some tightness will not be there and yes I like that part of the system but, maybe a 7.5 and a 6.5 woofers and I will have the bottom.
maybe I should try a DIY someday. Another thing, I think if not already Axiom should venture into a SUB that runs like four 10 drivers in a V shape array. Four 10's would be tighter and move more air than a 12". can you imagine. Have a dual amp system One amp would power driver 1 and 3, amp 2 would power 2 and 4.
Anyways, long winded but, sorry for the harsh words grunt, sirquack.